Monday 11 March 2013

Pretty in pink Swallowtail

  Morning Crafters…  Happy Monday to you all, comes round to quickly doesnt it?? For those of you who havent joined me from Make My Mondays Blog you wont know my exciting news yet.. although i did mention last week i had some exciting news.. well im now a overexcited proud new member of the Make my Mondays Design Team… and here my first card for this weeks ‘Heat Embossing’ Challenge click here if you would like to play along


So heres my card… using the gorgeous Swallowtail Stampin Up stamp….  Ive stamped the butterfly using versamark ink, then heat embossed it with clear powder… IMG_2459 Ive coloured my butterfly in with 3 stampin up inks.. Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink with a sponge.. I then carefully cut the butterfly out and then mounted her on a Rich Razzleberry layer, which id spritzed with a ‘Smooch Spritz’ from stampin up – in Vanilla Shimmer (£4.50 each and available in 3 pearlised colours) isnt it yummy… IMG_2461 My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty banners set, which has Framelit Dies to go with them making these cute little banners – I stamped 2 sentiments one in Melon Mambo and 1 in Rich Razzleberry – as i coudnt decide which one, then used both one on top of the other… The little paper flower is made from the 1 1/4” scallop circle punch and the 7/8th” scallop circle punch, i punch several in a mix of Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink, 1 then scrunched and peeled each apart – giving them a faux suede feel, and put them altogther with a sparkly brad… IMG_2460 My card was inspired by the gorgeous flowers my son bought me on friday for Mothers Day… bless him he said mummy i dont think i can hide these… Heres the cards he made me too which he gave me yesterday morning… IMG_2462 Arnt they gorgeous… Hope all you yummy craftin mummys had a lovely day too… Heres what i used: Stamps – Swallowtail and Itty Bitty Banners, Card Stock – Crumb cake, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in pink, Melon Mambo and Whisper white. Ink – Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink, Versa mark Clear Embossing powder, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz, 1 1/4” scallop circle punch and 7/8th” scallop circle punch. Interested in anything i have made or used today?? please dont hesitate to contact me i would love to help you, I pride myself on excellent and fast customer service, Orders can be delivered to any UK or European address. Sale-a-Bration is still on... ends 22nd March, which means you can choose a FREE product with a £45 order. - call me on (+44) 01842 828643 or email on im always more than happy to help or give advice.... Order Stampin' Up! products 24/7 by emailing me on i will then call you for payment or you can send me a paypal payment or Cheque, Card payments over the phone taken for VISA, MasterCard and Visa Debit. Thank you for visiting me today to keep upto date with my blog updates, add your email address to the 'Follow me' area or click on the follow me link.. Happy craftin' Laura xx


  1. Really beautiful card Laura. The butterfly looks stunning against the deep red background.
    Lovely to have you with us.
    Fliss xx

  2. Hi Laura, lovely to have you as part of the MMM DT. Your card is gorgeous, fabulous butterfly.
    Suzi B xx

  3. This is gorgeous, love those colours. Tulips are absolutely my favourite flowers, lovely to use them as inspiration.
    Rosie x

  4. congrats on the DT. And from this card I can see why-it is stunning. I love the colours and the spritz look. Your flowers are lovely-glad you had a good day x

  5. This is absolutely brilliant and I LOVE your inspiration for the amazing colors! What a perfect first project for us! HUGS and welcome to MMM! I can't wait to see more from you! :)

  6. Congratulations and welcome to the Deezine Team at MMM. Your first DT project is simply wonderful, gorgeous stamping and colouring. I look forward to your future entries, it's exciting times. Hugs Caz

  7. Hi Laura - from one newbie to another :)

    I absolutely adore your first DT project for MMM - that butterfly is to die for and such a gorgeous colour scheme to compliment it. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work, hun.
    Hugz, Jan xx


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